Pro Bono Efforts, Contributions up in Ohio

Pro bono contributions from attorneys to low-income Ohioans have increased across the board.

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s (OLAF) latest report says the number of attorneys who worked pro bono increased from 2017 to 2018, as did the hours of service provided per attorney. Financial contributions also grew significantly.

OLAF teamed with the Ohio Supreme Court to find out how attorneys statewide stack up. According to the report, 4,665 attorneys participated in voluntary pro bono reporting in 2018, 32 percent more than the year before. Among the attorneys who reported, 68 percent stated they provided pro bono assistance – an increase of 13 percent. Read the rest of the story in Court News Ohio.

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